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11-5-10: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings

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Time for some more links before our matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, there are also some predictions out there where most people are picking the Vikings to win.

I also realized that I haven't posted many videos on here reccently, so I have a video of Adolf Hitler's reaction once the Vikings released Randy Moss for all of you.

Larry Fitzgerald to make large contribution to Breast Cancer Research - Phoenix arizona cardinals |
For All-Pro WR Larry Fitzgerald, who lost his mother, Carol, to breast cancer in 2003, raising awareness for breast cancer research is a very personal resolution. That is why, in honor of the NFL’s "A Crucial Catch" campaign, Fitzgerald pledged to donate $1,000 for every catch and an additional $5,000 for every TD he made in the month of October to breast cancer awareness.

Business Trip Home For Fitz
Larry Fitzgerald, a Viking. Even Fitzgerald said it’s true. OK, OK, everyone settle down. It doesn’t mean Fitzgerald wants to be a Viking. He was talking about his days of youth, when he was a teen growing up in Minnesota with his job as a ball boy for the team. He wasn’t on the roster, but that didn’t mean he didn’t think of himself in that way.

Arizona Cardinals' Beanie Wells remains iffy for Sunday
Running back Beanie Wells missed part of a second consecutive day of practice on Thursday because of a reaction to an injection he received in his right knee earlier in the week. Wells, who underwent knee surgery in September, received an injection of Orthovisc, which is designed to provide lubrication in the joint, coach Ken Whisenhunt said.

NFC West Penalty Watch: OL flags - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals have dramatically reduced penalties in recent weeks. Officials flagged Arizona 37 times in the Cardinals' first four games and only 14 times in the subsequent three. The 37 penalties through four weeks was the third highest total in the league. The 14 penalties in the past four weeks, which included Arizona's bye, rank as the third lowest total.

Wells, Harvin and that 2009 rookie debate - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Beanie Wells' swollen knee and Percy Harvin's tender ankle are threatening to postpone the Wells-or-Harvin debate that began here when both were rookies.

Beanie Wells Knee Injury Gives LaRod Stephens-Howling A Chance To Fly For Cardinals - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
Arizona Cardinals' former rookie Beanie Wells is once again limited this week from practice due to swelling in his right knee. It would seem this time coach Ken Whisenhunt isn't bluffing (although do we ever really know?) as Wells has said that the problem is an allergic reaction to a lubricant injected into the previously surgically repaired knee. blogs - Kent Somers - Assessing Breaston's impact
As receiver Steve Breaston returned last week from knee surgery, Larry Fitzgerald said the Cardinals needed Breaston's ability to "run through zones." blogs - Kent Somers - Beanie's knee and lubrication
If I ever become seriously ill, I'm driving straight to the closest headquarters of an NFL team. Everyone there is always getting better. That's the standard answer from players and coaches when you ask, "How is so and so?" I asked Beanie Wells today how he was feeling and he quickly replied: "I'm getting better.' blogs - Kent Somers - Beanie says he'll play
RB Beanie Wells said hello to reporters as he came off the practice field today and announced, "I'm going." I asked him if that meant he was not only going to Minneapolis, but playing against the Vikings, too. "I'm going to play," Wells said. - Fitzgerald returns home to play the Vikings
Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald grew up cheering for the Minnesota Vikings.

Percy Harvin limps through practice - NFC North Blog - ESPN
We've spent so much time this week discussing the departure of receiver Randy Moss that we haven't really noted the ongoing ankle problem of another Minnesota Vikings receiver, Percy Harvin.

The Big Red Rage with Wilson and Adams
CB "Money Mike" Adams joins the Big Red Rage with Adrian Wilson, Paul Calvisi, and Ron Wolfley.

Whisenhunt on Beanie and Road Games

Cardinals could use a little spark on offense
LaRod Stephens-Howling may be short in stature, but his on-field performance isn’t short on excitement.

Cardinals still seeking an answer at QB
Derek Anderson was asked Wednesday why, given the inherent performance, media and fan pressures, anybody wants to play quarterback in the NFL. "Obviously I didn’t understand the scale of how big it was until I got here," the Cardinals quarterback said. "It was more of a game to me, just going out and having fun with my buddies. That’s what I’m trying to get back to doing – understanding it’s just a game and approach every down that way. Then I think I’ll see some more success."

Cardinals report (11.03): Focus on team pays off for Anderson
The Cardinals’ quarterback carousel continues to spin, as Derek Anderson will start after backing up rookie Max Hall for the previous three games. Arizona’s offense operated more efficiently with Anderson under center, and his experience should give him a better shot to overcome the harsh environment on the road in Minnesota. - Vikings-Cardinals matchup of the day: Friday
Here's another key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game:

Matt Leinart supporter states case for QB - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals' struggles at quarterback have invited criticism over the team's handling of the position. One key question, addressed during the most recent NFC West chat: Would the team be any better off with Matt Leinart instead of Derek Anderson and Max Hall? "I don’t think there’s any question," Chuck Price said by phone Thursday.

Allergic reaction hampers Beanie
Running back Beanie Wells said it was an allergic reaction to a lubricant injection for his right knee — and nothing that happened in a game — Monday that caused the swelling that has limited him in practice. Because of that, he and coach Ken Whisenhunt are hopeful it will have dissipated by tomorrow and allow Wells to go back to work. Both stress nothing is wrong structurally.

Beanie: "I’m playing"
Running back Beanie Wells indeed did more work Friday and said after practice, "I’m playing" as he gets through the swelling on his right knee brought on by an injection of lubricant earlier this week. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said barring any further swelling tomorrow — which is not expected — Wells should be fine to play Sunday. At this point, the only player I don’t think will be available is linebacker Clark Haggans (groin).

Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings scouting report
Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings scouting report, Kent Somers breaks down the Cardinals' trip to Minneapolis on Sunday. What's his prediction?

Phoenix Suns, Cardinals Away Game, ASU At USC Headline This Weekend’s Arizona Sports TV Schedule - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
Lots of viewing options around the fine state of Arizona this weekend. So sit back, crack open a cold one, relax and enjoy watching two pivotal Pac-10 games featuring the Wildcats and the Sun Devils, the Phoenix Coyotes as they take on Sydney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, the struggling Arizona Cardinals as they meet up with the dysfunctional Minnesota Vikings, and the Phoenix Suns as they take on former-Phoenician, the $120 million dollar man, Joe Johnson and his Atlanta Hawks.

The Underdog Strikes Back (Maybe): Predictions For Arizona's Football Weekend - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
Well here we go. Once again, the whole country is sleeping on us. This weekend brings a great slate of gridiron games away from the sunny confines of Arizona, yet somehow us desert dwellers aren't supposed to win a single one.

Randy Moss Reportedly Told Vikings Owner That Brad Childress Should Be Fired -
Several hours passed between the time news broke that Vikings head coach Brad Childress had told his players Randy Moss was being released to the Vikings actually confirming the move. According to various reports, that time lapse occurred because Childress hadn't informed others in the organization -- namely the owner, Zygi Wilf -- that he was releasing Moss. And upon that news multiple reports surfaced that Wilf was upset with Childress' decision.

Reports: Brad Childress acted alone on Moss; has "lost the locker room" |
It's not a new phenomenon to hear that Vikings players aren't exactly enamored with their head coach Brad Childress. The events of Monday, after he told his team that he was going to release Randy Moss, may have been a tipping point for player unrest.

Our Not-So-Experts Make Their Week 9 NFL Picks Against The Spread - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
It would seem that NFL Week 8 was a good time for us to be making picks against the spread. Odds are that we won't find another week this season where all but two of our moron pickers got over 50 percent of their picks right. Sorry, Jose and Jess, but you when suck that bad (each had 6 of 13 right), you are getting called out.

New England Patriots' Myron Pryor fined $7,500 for hit that cut Favre - ESPN Boston
Two New England Patriots took financial hits for their hits on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre.

Jerry Jones: Wade Phillips is Cowboys coach for rest of year - ESPN Dallas
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said he doesn't want to make an in-season coaching change, and then when the team fell to 1-6 he hinted at changes. Now, he's making it clear.

Week Nine Friday 10-pack |
Every Friday, we take 10 items that would otherwise potentially appear as 10 different items and clump them into one long item aimed at preparing you for the coming weekend of games.

Hit on Raiders QB costs Seahawk $7,500 - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Chris Clemons has emerged this season as the Seattle Seahawks' best pass-rusher. The NFL thought he went too far when he hit Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell in the teams' Week 8 game. The league levied a $7,500 fine against Clemons for the play.

NFL fines 49ers $22,500 for QB hits - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The San Francisco 49ers roughed up Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton during their 24-16 victory in London last week. Two of the hits came at a price. Blogs " Blog Archive Playoffs? Williams believes Cowboys can do it "
Apparently Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams isn’t kidding, telling the Dallas Morning News that he believes the 1-6 team can run the table to go 10-6 and make the playoffs. news: Week 9 offers chance for teams with something to prove
Here are the 10 things I will be watching closely in Week 9:

Josh Freeman, Buccaneers ignore skeptics; Raiders-Chiefs huge - Peter King -
Two things I never thought I'd see in Week 9 of the 2010 NFL season:

Hitler Melts Down Over Randy Moss's Release..wmv (via CallousTongue)